Who are The Boondock Sinners?
Paul Duffy and Donna Landry, both long-time musicians, have been friends for several years. In early 2014, they began working together in a collaboration that they call The Boondock Sinners. A Boston-based duo, Paul and Donna play numerous festivals, stage shows, clubs and restaurants along the East Coast. See the Calendar on the Home Page for a comprehensive list of performances.
A native of Western Massachusetts, Paul has been playing and performing since he was a teenager, and enjoys performing primarily as an acoustic guitarist and vocalist. He dabbles with the bass guitar, uke, keyboards and often adds harmonica to the musical mix.
He was heavily influenced by the Beatles, and they are still his favorite all time artists. 70’s acoustic rock seemed to suit him as well, with influences from Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, The Eagles, America and others like them. He likes a fair amount of the newer acoustic music also, and never tires of learning new techniques and styles.
Shortly after moving to the Eastern MA area in 1999, he hosted an acoustic open mic night at the Front Street Coffeehouse in Salem for 12 years.
A Boston native, Donna began her musical life playing the accordion at about the age of 7. Coming from a musical family, she picked up her dad's guitar in her early teens, and began to accompany her early singing endeavors. She performed with her parents and siblings as The Landry Family around New England and Eastern Canada through her high school years. Later she went on to work with various bands and as a solo performer.
Her earliest influences were the classic country albums of her parents: Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Snow. Later influences include Linda Ronstadt, Gordon Lightfoot, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris and the Indigo Girls. In recent years, she has found inspiration in artists like Grace Potter, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile and Ingrid Michaelson.